Liverpool fans are split on tip to buy Maguire

Liverpool fans are split on the latest transfer link, after former player Phil Thompson tipped the Reds to sign Harry Maguire.

It’s a bit of a hot topic amongst Liverpool fans right now. Half of the fan base is desperate for a new centre back to partner Virgil van Dijk, as they feel it’s only a matter of time before Dejan Lovren has one of his nightmare mistake-littered games.

Plenty of fans have been impressed by Lovren in recent times though, as the Croatian defender was an absolute beast in the Champions League run and has been a brick wall for Croatia at the World Cup.

It seems Thompson is firmly in the former camp, as he has heaped praise on Leicester’s Maguire and tipped him to be the perfect signing for Liverpool.

“I’ve been a big fan of Harry Maguire since his days at Hull City,” Thompson told the Liverpool Echo.

“Since then he’s got better and better. He’s had a fantastic World Cup so far.

“I was saying long before the tournament started that he has all the attributes needed to be a Liverpool player.

“Harry has been one of the best defenders in the World Cup and he certainly fits Liverpool’s philosophy. I can’t speak more highly of him.

“No disrespect to Leicester but I can’t see him being there come the end of the transfer window. I think he would have been £50million before the World Cup and probably a bit more now. But I think he would be worth it.

“Big clubs will be after him and I’d like to think that Liverpool would be at the forefront.”

Thommo is right about one thing; Maguire has been sensational at the World Cup for England. The towering centre back has dominated in the air, has looked comfortable switching from a back four to a back three, and showed his skills on the ground with some excellent passing and driving runs forward.

The 25 year-old would cost a lot, and fans are split on making a move this summer. You can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…